It seems to me you have gone crazy in the last days. First you defend cloning in one post and now you 'value the contribution' of a known clonermcostalba wrote:Ok this arrogant and fossilized organization called ICGA really made me get angry and I looked a bit in their site to know a bit more about them. Apart that it really seems "dead and buried", last interesting content is years ago old, I was really impressed by what they call: "World Computer Chess Championship" , the last edition of this farsa was in 2011 and below the list of participants:
http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/t ... php?id=239
Now the first question that comes to my mind is to what "world" they refer in the title of the event ? Mars ? Underwater world ? Surely not chess engines landscape in 2011, this is clear even to the dumbest. So how they have the presumption to call this marketing event, for the only benefit of legacy commercial engines, "World Computer Chess Championship" ? Because of historical reasons ? Sorry, this is not enough IMHO.
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1 Junior 2 Hiarcs 2 Shredder 4 Pandix 4 Jonny 6 The Baron 7 Booot 8 Rookie3.4 9 Woodpusher 1997
Nobody of the authors of the above listed engines (at least the ones I know, there are less known engines I don't know the authors) participates in forums, shares ideas / comments (even not talking about code), contributes in any way (again, I am talking of 2012) to chess engine community.
My opinion of Robet Houdart's Houdini is well known and I have publicly stated many times that I don't second many of his choices, nevertheless I value his contribution to this community much higher than everybody in that list. I have took Houdini example because it is considered the posterchild of "the evil clone" by many, and with this I want to highlight that even the most discussed characters contribute more than that live museum of pretending guys: I am not talking of the engine authors (which I respect all) but of the organization that shameless call itself "computer chess world" !
(BTW what contribution? I have seen nada)higher than long respected members of the chess scene e.g. Richard Pijil, SMK and Mark Uniacke and so on.
YOUR post makes me sick and angry, but I hope you find the right pills next time. Basta!